For it is for your sake that I have borne reproach, that dishonor has covered my face. I have become a stranger to my brothers, an alien to my mother’s sons. For zeal for your house has consumed me, and the reproaches of those who reproach you have fallen on me. Psalm 69:7-9
Today’s verses could apply to both David and Jesus but I feel they are more appropriate to Jesus. David was hunted by Saul and it is possible that David’s brothers may have taken their king’s side rather than David’s but that would have been unusual. In the culture at the time great importance was placed on family. Most likely David’s brothers would have rallied around him.
Jesus on the other hand is very different. Unlike the warrior David Jesus was going around proclaiming to be equal with God, to be the Messiah, the Son of Man and God’s Son. That would be hard for a brother to swallow. I have three brothers and if one of them at thirty started to go around making the same statements that Jesus made I would find it hard to believe. I would be trying to get them some professional help not become a follower. Of course Jesus was the Messiah and he was not crazy but still that was hard for strangers to believe let alone brothers.
Also, while David was a man after God’s own heart it would have been difficult for David to have zeal for a house that was yet to be built. In fact the temple would not even begin to be built until after David die. During Jesus time the temple was standing and as we learn in the Gospels had become a market place. The priests and merchants had turned God’s house into a business.
The finally we have the sins of those who have sinned against God placed upon Jesus. David was not asked to bear anyone’s sins but his own. Jesus was asked to bear the sins of the world.
Have a blessed day,